Rackspace Weekly Digest For July 23

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Andrew Hickey | July 23, 2012 1:45 pm

The Rackspace Weekly Digest is the place to get brought up to speed on recent and upcoming happenings at Rackspace and news that you may have missed.

Cloud Tools Partners Embrace Open Cloud

The enhanced Rackspace Cloud Tools Marketplace launched last week[1] with a host of cloud solution providers joining the open cloud revolution. Several Cloud Tools partners joined Rackspace in the application storefront through which Rackspace Cloud customers can browse and find cloud solutions that address their business needs and improve their cloud experience.

Happy Birthday, OpenStack!

Time flies. Last week, OpenStack, the open source cloud operating system that Rackspace co-founded, celebrated its second birthday. To commemorate this major milestone, OpenStack’s founders shared their insight[2] and we took a by-the-numbers view at OpenStack[3] with a nifty infographic. We also looked to the OpenStack’s future[4].

SharePoint Tuesday

Join us every first and third Tuesday of the month for an hour-long virtual Q & A hosted by top Rackspace SharePoint MVPs, formerly of SharePoint 911. Registration is limited to 60 participants so sign up[5] today and secure your spot for the next session, which will be held Tuesday, August 7 at 2 p.m. CDT.

A Preview Of Office 2013

The Rackspace SharePoint team headed to San Francisco last week to attend a major launch hosted by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. There, Ballmer unveiled previews of Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365, and our SharePoint rock stars were there to cover the news[6].

How-Tos Abound

Want to know how to upload very large objects to Rackspace Cloud Files[7]? Wondering how to add extra users to your Rackspace Cloud account using the Identity API[8]? As always, we’ve got you covered with helpful how-tos[9] to guide you in the cloud.

For more news and information, check out previous Rackspace Weekly Digest [10]installments.

Endnotes:
  1. enhanced Rackspace Cloud Tools Marketplace launched last week: http://bit.ly/QPwDxn
  2. OpenStack’s founders shared their insight: http://bit.ly/O29wJC
  3. a by-the-numbers view at OpenStack: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/happy-2nd-birthday-openstack-a-look-at-two-years-of-growth-infographic/
  4. OpenStack’s future: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/openstack-turns-two-lets-look-ahead/
  5. sign up: http://bit.ly/SharePointTues7
  6. our SharePoint rock stars were there to cover the news: http://bit.ly/O3kEKp
  7. upload very large objects to Rackspace Cloud Files: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/rackspace-cloud-files-how-to-upload-very-large-objects/
  8. add extra users to your Rackspace Cloud account using the Identity API: http://bit.ly/MbKoGf
  9. helpful how-tos: http://bit.ly/PIb4wx
  10. Rackspace Weekly Digest : http://bit.ly/PStkUM

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